Monday, September 19, 2016

Maximize Your Systems Potential With Silent Fin Heating Edge

Condensing boilers, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Collectors are all great ways to save energy and reduce fossil fuel usage. All three achieve their highest efficiency when delivering low temperature water but generally have higher upfront costs than their less efficient counterparts. While each technology has inherent features and benefits, each is also judged on its ability to provide a return on investment. Whether for commercial or residential use, it is imperative that careful attention be paid to the application of the equipment and the distribution system being utilized by these technologies.

The challenge faced when it comes to heating effectively with traditional baseboard is that supply water temperatures need to be at least 140˚F in order to deliver enough BTUH’s to sufficiently heat a space at design temperature. Not so with the Smith's Silent Fin Heating Edge High Capacity Coil Block. Due to its unique embossed fin design, it is able to deliver comparable BTUH’s using 100˚ - 120˚F supply water, all in an attractive package.

Silent Fin Heating Edge, by Smith's Environmental Products, allows these technologies to perform to their optimum efficiency and provide their respective returns on the initial investment. In other words, Heating Edge helps to make that ROI possible.


  • Quiet delivery of heat 
  • Attractive design 
  • Superior low temperature performance 
  • Perfect for use with solar thermal, geothermal or condensing boilers 
  • Single pipe design 
  • Suitable for residential or commercial applications

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Monday, September 12, 2016

What Is A Heat Recovery Ventilator?

A Heat Recover Ventilator (HRV) is integrated into the duct work in a home, usually located near the furnace. The HRV expels stale indoor air to the outside, and draws in fresh air from outside to be distributed throughout the home.

  1. Warm stale air from your home is drawn into the HRV. 
  2. Heat from the indoor air is transferred via the unit's aluminum core to the fresh air stream. 
  3. Stale air is expelled outside, leaving its warmth behind in the HRV's aluminum core. 
  4. Cool fresh air is drawn into the HRV, and warmed by the heated aluminum core. 
  5. Your entire home is filled with warm, clean, fresh air. 

The air streams pass on either side of Lifebreath’s exclusive and patented aluminum core, never mixing. In the summer, the HRV works in reverse. Warm air is expelled and cool air is delivered throughout the home.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Taco Press Connection Air Separators

Taco 4900 Press Air Separator
Taco is now offering press connections for the 4900 Series air separator in 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" connection sizes.

Press connections offer quicker installation and improved job site safety due to flame-free installation. The Taco 4900 Series air separators are designed for the complete elimination of air from closed loop heating and cooling systems, up to a maximum temperature of 240° F and a maximum pressure of 150 psi. The presence of air in these systems can lead to many problems, including irritating noises, reduced efficiency, and internal corrosion of essential parts such as the boiler and radiators.

Model Numbers
  • 49-075P
  • 49-100P
  • 49-125P

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